Ken Beasley: Getting Stronger, Faster

West Orange-Stark CB Kenneth Beasley became the 15th commitment for the UT Recruiting Class of 2006 on April 2, 2005. The highly rated prospect spoke to Inside Texas about what he has been doing to prepare for his senior season.

Ken Beasley is the third-ranked CB and the No. 58 overall prospect in the country, just missing out on five-star status in the recently released Scout.com National Hot 100.

The Texas standout was recruited by schools across the country before choosing Texas. The fact that Kenneth has committed to Texas hasn't stopped offers from pouring in. "Since I committed to Texas I have been offered by Miami, Texas Tech, Arizona, and Oklahoma State," he said. "I tell them that I'm firm in my commitment to Texas. They ask if they can still recruit me and I tell them if they want to, but I'm not changing my mind."

"I committed to just about the whole coaching staff," Beasley continued. "I told them I spoke to my parents and that Texas is the place I want to play my college ball at and the school I want to have a relationship with long after graduating."

Beasley was heavily recruited by UT Defensive Ends Coach Oscar Giles. "Coach Giles recruited me," Kenneth said. "Coach Giles is unique. He knows his business. He recruited me really hard and sent me a lot of mail. He also kept me informed of the recruits that Texas was looking at and the current commits."

Kenneth has had a busy summer as he has already camped at Texas and Texas Tech. He also has participated in the Scout.com Combine held in Waco. "The (UT) camp went great," Beasley said. "I hung out with (Texas commit) Emmanuel Moody, Mitch Mustain, and Damian Williams." One particular prospect stood out to Kenneth. "Damian Williams without a doubt," Beasley said. "He has great feet and moves."

"I've been in the weight room everyday just about," Beasley added. Kenneth has had amazing results in the weightroom as he has raised his bench press max tremendously. "Right after football season I benched 225," he said. "I'm now up to 270." He's also been hard at work this summer to improve his speed. "I run track a few times during the week as well to improve my speed."

The highly recruited prospect has set some unbelievable goals for his senior season. "I want to throw for 2,000 yards and have 20 TDs passing," said Beasley, who will take over at the QB position for West Orange-Stark. "I also want to rush for 1,500 yards."

"I want to spread the ball around this season," Beasley said. "I want to be successful, but I don't want to be selfish either. I just want to share the ball with my teammates and win."


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